Tollhouse, Nestle chocolate chips

Posted on: Fri, 12/08/2006 - 11:03am
KIMMO's picture
Joined: 11/04/2006 - 09:00

I was just wondering about Tollhouse Nestle choc chips. I ate some of them tonight & I'm having a reaction to the chips I think. There are no allergy notes on them, though on other companie's bags I've noticed "may contain" & I was just wondering if these could possibly cotain any nut product in them.

I've taken a benadryl, but I may have to take another one if my hives & itching don't get any better.

Thanks for any input

Posted on: Fri, 12/08/2006 - 11:40am
Kathy L.'s picture
Joined: 07/30/1999 - 09:00

I had thought Nestle chocolate chips were unsafe, that they labeled for x-contamination, but I went on their website and it appears the milk chocolate *are* labeled as x-contam, but the semi-sweet ones *are not*. They have a number of new swirled chips, and some are labeled as x-contam. Did you eat one of them?
[This message has been edited by Kathy L. (edited December 08, 2006).]

Posted on: Tue, 12/12/2006 - 6:13am
momll70's picture
Joined: 09/26/2006 - 09:00

The milk chocolate list may contain or manufactured but the semi-sweet don't. We have eaten semi-sweet chips with no problems. I hope you feel better soon.

Posted on: Tue, 12/12/2006 - 11:42pm
caryn's picture
Joined: 11/20/2002 - 09:00

i have a topic on another board about nestles -- yesterday the semi sweet regular size bags all had warnigs -- this was new and a surprise!!!!
my son has had 5 minor reactions(end of OCT begin of NOV) and the only common food was the nestle mini chips -- i called they said no chance of cross contamination -- HOWEVER yesterday all the bags of minis had warnings - coincidence -- who knows

Posted on: Tue, 01/02/2007 - 9:42pm
saknjmom's picture
Joined: 04/02/2003 - 09:00

I am still trying to understand the situation with the semi sweet chips for Nestle....
Sometimes the bags have warnings, sometimes they don't.
SIL baked her CCCookies for my DH and I wouldn't let DS eat any.
She said the bag didn't have a warning, but I haven't seen one without a warning for awhile.

Posted on: Tue, 01/02/2007 - 10:14pm
anonymous's picture
Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I do my major shopping at one store, but stop for one or two items at several others. I have noticed that some stores take longer to turn over their stock than others. So the new "may contains" bags have been in most stores for a while. But a few stores that turn over their stock more slowly (or their supplier does) may still have older bags without the warning.
I still have a few bags in my pantry without the warning. I had just stocked up for my Christmas baking before the warning appeared. I plan to use those up, since we've never had a problem with them before.

Posted on: Wed, 01/03/2007 - 1:48am
saknjmom's picture
Joined: 04/02/2003 - 09:00

I went on the website and looked at the labels for all baking chocolate by Nestle.
Baking Bars--Made on Equipment....
Cocoa--No Warning
Choco Bake--Made on Equipment...
Semi Sweet & White Chocolate Swirl--No Warn
Milk Chocolate & Carmel Swirl--Made on equip
Milk Chocolate & PB Swirl--No Warning
Semi Sweet Chocolate Morsels--No Warning
P Butter & Milk Choc Morsels--made on equip
Premier White Choc. morsels--made on equip
Semi Sweet Choc Chunk--made on equip
Milk Chocolate Morsels--made on equip
Semi Sweet Mini Morsels--No warning
Butterscotch Morsels--No warning
I thought that it was interesting that one that was actually peanut butter, no warning, but the other Peanut butter one had a warning.
I emailed to see if they could explain why some semi sweet have warnings and others did not. I also asked if they have dedicated equipment or not or if they are doing allergen wash....

Posted on: Wed, 01/03/2007 - 2:17am
bethc's picture
Joined: 04/18/2005 - 09:00

I just called their customer service. The rep told me that the semi-sweet chips are made in multiple facilities and that now some are made on shared lines. They clean those lines between batches, but they still put a shared equipment or shared facility warning on those chocolate chips.
She said they're following the same labeling procedures that they have been for a long time, so it's not that the chips have been unsafe and they're just now adding a warning. It's just some new shared lines.
She said that we can go by the label on each package, and that if there isn't a warning, they are not made on shared equipment. Sounds fine to me! I still trust them. I just hope I'll continue to be able to find safe ones. No packages with warnings have showed up in the stores I shop in.

Posted on: Wed, 01/03/2007 - 7:59am
saknjmom's picture
Joined: 04/02/2003 - 09:00

Here are the two replies from Nestle. After the first one, I re e-mailed and indicated that my question was not answered.
Also, do not go by what their website labels are. I was just at the grocery store. ALL Nestle baking stuff in my store, except 24 oz bags of toll house semi sweet morsels have processed on equipment with peanuts labeling. The mini semi sweet chips, the smaller bags of regular semi sweet chips, butterscotch etc. all had warnings.
Thank you for contacting us. We welcome questions and comments from our consumers and are pleased to provide the following information.
Some Nestl

Posted on: Thu, 01/04/2007 - 10:58am
KIMMO's picture
Joined: 11/04/2006 - 09:00

Wow. Thanks for the answers. I'm not sure about the chips causing my reaction. I was thinking about it a few days later & I later realized that we had peas with dinner. I've never had problems with peas before, but after dinner my hives & itching got worse. So, it must not have been the choc. chips.
I'm starting to pay more attention to the labels now, as my reactions keep getting worse & more sensitive.
Thanks, again.

Posted on: Mon, 01/15/2007 - 1:50pm
vespachica's picture
Joined: 01/15/2007 - 09:00

So, I guess I'd have to see the ingredients on the PB Swirl chips but it seems odd that it wouldn't have a warning. If it's not peanut butter, what is it? Unfortunately, it makes me not want to trust anything they have.
Of course, I am new to this allergy thing! [img][/img]


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